In summary

"Our customers’ satisfaction through innovation is a priority and an essential component of the group strategy". We develop many optimisation tools and thus simplify customers’ access to technologies.

Testimonies

François Chahuneau

Directeur des technologies

L’innovation au service de la performance.

Les mutations de marché et la concurrence exposent les entreprises à deux contraintes en termes de compétitivité. Elles doivent développer leur capacité d'innovation sur leur savoir-faire fondateurs pour construire un portefeuille d'activités différenciant. Elles doivent ensuite faire de la satisfaction du client le principe directeur de l'organisation de leur activité. Elles sont alors amenées à dépasser la fourniture d'un produit particulier pour offrir une solution globale et personnalisée.

La satisfaction de nos clients par l'innovation est une priorité pour Numen, c’est pourquoi la R&D constitue un élément essentiel dans la stratégie du groupe. Pour optimiser la qualité et les coûts des prestations de nos clients, augmenter l’efficacité nos chaînes de production et apporter à nos clients les services novateurs qui leur permettent de fidéliser les leurs, Numen investit annuellement 7% de son chiffre d’affaires en programme de recherche. »

25 ans dans la R&D, le conseil, et le développement de progiciels centrés sur le thème du document et de l’ordinateur … sous ses multiples facettes.

Testimonies

Institut Géographique National

Institution Publique

L'IGN (Institut Géographique National) est chargé par l'Etat de produire des données géographiques sur le territoire national et de les mettre à la disposition du public (sous forme de cartes, de fichiers électroniques ou via son site internet Géoportail).

Afin de créer une base de données géographique rattachant les données cadastrales de la DGI (Direction générale des impôts) aux données géographiques de l'Institut, l’IGN a confié à Numen des tâches complexes de production sur des images numériques. Il s’agit de géo-référencement, transformations, traitement des raccords et assemblage des plans cadastraux scannés.
La saisie vectorielle des limites administratives a nécessité le traitement de 200 000 plans cadastraux, correspondant à 10 millions de points de calage vidéocodés.

SmartGed

The SmartGED project launch came shortly after the release of version 1.1 of the CMIS sector standard.
It emerged out of an industrial need that could not be satisfied by existing products on the market, yet crowded, of EDM and content management systems.

Indeed, the management of documents from publishing and digitisation chains, whose content is fixed but whose metadata that are associated with it are scalable, requires customer access to create or modify them, sometimes at several stages of the production workflow.
The associated EDM must also have high performance mass loading in order to support the throughput of industrial tools used to power it.

It is therefore the first EDM natively compatible with CMIS 1.1.

The implementation of SmartGED is based on the PostgreSQL object-relational DBMS whose advanced features and recent NoSQL extensions make it a sufficient support for an effective implementation, using an innovative design based on the use of objects of key-value type (Hstore).

Compliance with a standard recognised by the major players in the Electronic Document Management industry, associated with wise technological choices now allows us to assert that SmartGED is a fully developed product able to meet the needs of an industrial documentary production system:

  • high-performance mass loading capacities
  • service layer offering the opportunity to create industrial batches,
  • flexibility and scalability of the content-related metadata.

The operating principles of a production EDM require to specialise the CMIS standard to integrate additional features relating to this segment specifics.
The integration of specific features essential to the world of production to meet our needs:

  • Reporting-oriented data structures,
  • Combination of task lists with Folders, workflow “Basket”,
  • Connection to an external workflow engine.

Pacte Project

How to substantially improve the quality of the digitised text?

The context of future investments acutely raises this question by asking to all holders of heritage documents, in a return on investment perspective, to imagine a model of economic use applied to digitised content.
The enhancement of this content is directly related to their high quality and their faithfulness to the originals.

R&D project objective:

The PACTE (text capture improvement project) project is designed to improve the performance of text capture processes (OCR, handwriting recognition, manual entry, writing) by using language processing, and more specifically statistical and hybrid linguistic methods.
It concerns the application field of written heritage digitisation projects, in a multilingual context.

A partnership of complementary players:

The PACTE consortium includes three companies (Numen, A2IA, Isako) and two laboratories (Alpage, LIUM).
It thus includes all business issues, lexical resources, scientific expertise and technology required to deal with the subject in depth.

Key Topics

Numen treats sensitive data, complex and multilingual textual content for more than 40 years. Today, Numen is positioned as a leading player in the field of BPO and dematerialisation services.

Numen is proud to rely on a solid team developing and industrialising state of the art processes of research in the following fields of application:

  • document images processing
  • OCR and Automatic Document Reading-Automatic Document Recognition technologies
  • statistical learning technologies, especially applied to the contextual spelling correction *
  • text-mining and automatic indexing of documents
  • data-mining and analysis of business data flow
  • dynamic composition of documents
  • automatic routing of documents by intelligent analysis of content (pattern matching)
  • technologies related to the digitisation security (identity management, electronic seal and signature, secure print)
  • computer distributed processing (cloud, big data, workflow engines)

7 % of turnover in R&D

Seeking to optimise the quality and costs of our customers’ services while willing to increase our production chains efficiency, Numen is annually investing % of its turnover in research programme.

A team

R&D teams are attached to the Technology Department, whose mission is to organise the technological skills capitalisation through the diversity of projects for customers and the multiplicity of areas of business application.
With own funds as well as partial financing of the State, different R&D projects are internally conducted. Others are conducted in collaboration with partner companies and university laboratories.

Numen is proud to count on a solid team whose progress increases as it faces technological challenges.

Through its engineering and R&D department, Numen automates its customers’ processes, solves the productivity issues through its innovations in capture but also in data processing (text-mining, statistical and automatic indexing), and also develops complex information systems.
Numen regularly incorporates young engineers, graduates of “grandes écoles” and higher education.

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